Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react, after Goal reported that Lazar Markovic’s time at Anfield could be coming to an end quicker than the club expected, amid interest from Mexico and China.
The 24-year-old, who signed for the Reds back in 2014 for a fee of around £20m from Benfica (as per the BBC), has been a massive flop on Merseyside.
Amazingly, the Serbian’s last first-team appearance was way back against Queens Park Rangers in May 2015, as per Transfermarkt, less than one year after he arrived at the club as one part of a whole host of peculiar signings brought in by Brendan Rodgers with the money from Luis Suarez’s departure to Barcelona.
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The Northern Irishman brought in the likes of Dejan Lovren, Markovic, Mario Balotelli, Joe Allen, Christian Benteke, Rickie Lambert and Alberto Moreno as some of his more notable signing during his tenure, most of whom arrived for significant fees and ultimately failed to perform in a Liverpool shirt.
Markovic, however, has perhaps been the worst of the lot. The forward has spent four of his five-and-a-half seasons at the club out on loan, spending time at Fenerbahce, Sporting, Hull and Anderlecht respectively, before training with the Under-23 side in the current campaign.
Liverpool, as aforementioned, signed some terrible players under Rodgers, and even before the current Celtic boss’ arrival at the club as well, but most fans are in agreement that Markovic is up there with the very worst…
Liverpool have had interest from Mexico for Lazar Markovic, the £20m signing whose last competitive appearance from the club was in May 2015. As bad an "investment" as the Reds have ever made, for me. #LFC https://t.co/h07WERQ5De
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) January 24, 2019
Definitely the worst signing. Worse than Mario, worse than Carroll, worse than Poulsen, Konchesky, Aquilani.
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) January 24, 2019
He, Balo, Aquiliani, Downing, Carroll and and Charlie Adam are my top 5. There’s probably been worse but they didn’t cost as much and also have to take into account their fee at the time in relation to the market
— Alissonwonderland ? (@LFCinmyVeins) January 25, 2019
I’d sell him for a taco ?
— Boom (@Boom_Boom_LFC) January 24, 2019
Markovic scoring for the U23's is a sight to see, can't wait until he leaves in the Summer. #LFC
— Cam (@ProxyLFC) January 25, 2019
Konchesky was at least a relatively cheap disaster, and we were able to to get rid of him quickly. Markovic was big money and LFC are still stuck with his wages years after his last game for them.
— Mark7Nine (@Mark7Nine) January 25, 2019
Hope is leaving for good
— Kelvin Emenike?????️?️?️?️ (@EmenikeChimaobi) January 24, 2019
Not the worst but certainly in the top 10 Downing, Aquilani, Poulsen, Konchesky just a few that spring to mind
— Jamie Long (@JamieLongman77) January 24, 2019
Why don’t they just cancel he’s contract and get him out of the club it obvious he cares more about money then he’s career
— T (@tontochorley) January 24, 2019